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HERBERT C. HOOVER
Member American Institute of Mining Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, Société des Ingénieurs Civils de France, Fellow Royal Geographical Society, etc.
McGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY
239 WEST 39TH STREET, NEW YORK BOUVERIE STREET, LONDON, E.C.1909
This volume is a condensation of a series of lectures delivered in part at Stanford and in part atColumbia Universities. It is intended neither for those wholly ignorant of mining, nor for those longexperienced in the profession.The bulk of the material presented is the common heritage of the profession, and if any one maythink there is insufficient reference to previous writers, let him endeavor to find to whom the origin of our methods should be credited. The science has grown by small contributions of experience since,or before, those unnamed Egyptian engineers, whose works prove their knowledge of manyfundamentals of mine engineering six thousand eight hundred years ago. If I have contributed onesentence to the accumulated knowledge of a thousand generations of engineers, or have thrown onenew ray of light on the work, I shall have done my share.I therefore must acknowledge my obligations to all those who have gone before, to all that has been written that I have read, to those engineers with whom I have been associated for many years,and in particular to many friends for kindly reply to inquiry upon points herein discussed.
Determination of average metal content; sampling, assay plans, calculations of averages, percentage of errors in estimate from sampling. CHAPTER II.M
)Calculation of quantities of ore, and classification of ore in sight. CHAPTER III.M
)Prospective value. Extension in depth; origin and structural character of the deposit;secondary enrichment; development in neighboring mines; depth of exhaustion. CHAPTER IV.M
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